Ukraine: groat exports down

During five recent years, Ukraine reduced the exports of groats by nearly 15% per year in terms of fierce competition between the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Director of the Association “Millers of Ukraine”, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency Rodion Rybchinskiy declared. At the same time, he noted that Ukraine significantly…

Ukraine: autumn weather regime entered

Second half of September was moderately warm with air temperature close to norm. Cyclone system, which arrived to Ukraine at the beginning of last week, went through all the territory of Ukraine and changed summer regime into autumn. Intensive rains were observed all over the country early in September. In Polesye and Forest Steppe zones…

Ukraine: rains replenish soil moisture stocks

Early in September intensive rains were observed all over the Ukrainian territory. In the Kherson region abundant rains were seen with lightning in some places. Total daily precipitation quantity in the region amounted to 49 mm. Such weather conditions were favorable for accumulation of soil moisture, so moisture stocks in the plow-soil layer grew by…

Russia: Southeast Asian countries interested in drones

Southeast Asian countries are interested in Russia’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Deputy Director of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Sergey Goreslavsky said. “We currently see sustained interest in technology including the Orlan UAV. Fruitful talks on this subject took place during the recent Army-2016 forum. We had a delegation from Thailand. The same subject is…

Turkmenistan joins Paris agreement

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov signed the Paris agreement on the sidelines of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. The agreement is a “road map” of measures that will reduce emissions released to the atmosphere and strengthen resilience to climate change. The Paris agreement was adopted by all 196 sides of…

Turkmenistan: textile export to go up

The large-scale work is carried out in Turkmenistan to fully reveal the country’s economic potential and increase the textile export, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at a government meeting. “Turkmenistan creates conditions for bringing the domestic textile industry to a new level by making huge investments in the implementation of major industrial projects”, the President…

Russia: oil market to reach balance in 2017

Oil market supply and demand can come into balance already in the second half of 2017 with market methods even if no agreements on the market stabilization are reached at the upcoming meeting in Algeria, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported. “Everything will depend on demand, supply, on the economic situation of many countries that…

Russia: Knights aerobatic team reportedly receives first Su-30SM fighter jet

The Russian Knights aerobatic team based in Kubinka near Moscow has started receiving the first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets, some Russian Internet sources recently said. According to public sources, the Irkutsk Aircraft-Manufacturing Plant, part of the Irkut Corporation, manufactured the first Su-30SM fighter jet in September. The plane was given…

Russia: Telenor exit makes VimpelCom Ltd fitter

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, a co-owner of VimpelCom Ltd., is happy that Norway’s Telenor has begun selling its stake in the wireless carrier, because competition between the two companies in some markets created an “abnormal” situation on the board. Telenor, which began selling its 33% stake of VimpelCom Ltd. earlier in September, is a direct…